Best of Boston

2005 Best Group Dining


For 11 years Rialto has delivered Mediterranean food as awe-inspiring as the Venetian bridge for which it’s named. But chef Jody Adams’s dazzling cuisine isn’t the only thing that draws groups here for special occasions: The room, with windows overlooking the Charles Hotel’s red-brick piazza, is spacious without seeming impersonal. And the attentive staff makes everyone feel like the guest of honor.

Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Cambridge, 617-661-5050,